26 OCTOBER 2015


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Article from BTNews 26 OCTOBER 2015

Chilternís rail revolution

History is being made today (Monday 26 October) as Chiltern Railways opens service between Oxford and London, the first new rail line for more than 100 years between a major British city and the capital.

Trains will run from Oxford Parkway, with important connections via South Ruislip for Northolt and Wembley Stadium, to London Marylebone.

Chiltern says the line will bring significant social, economic and environmental benefits to people living and working in Oxfordshire and to those who travel to London. The fastest journey will take less than an hour, with single fares from £6.

Jennifer Payne, Customer Services Director, Chiltern Railways, said: “The new line is an historic moment for Oxfordshire and our £130m investment in it proves our commitment to the economic development of the area.”

The launch of the new service was marked by the introduction by Chiltern Trains of new staff uniforms which were shown off in a fashion display on a punt on the River Cherwell.

Customer Service Ambassadors Kat Cox, Shaun Dawson and Ahlam Ajjot joined Station Manager Rob Munday on the boat to put the uniform, from Jermyn Street Design, to the test.  www.chilternrailways.co.uk

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